Gold, Silver, or Bitcoin?

“No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.”—The U.S. Constitution (Article 1: Section 10, Clause 1) Our Founding Fathers—Franklin (1706-1790), Washington (1732-1799), Adams (1735-1826), Jefferson (1743-1826), Madison (1751-1836), and Hamilton (1755-1804)—didn’t trust the States. They didn’t trust the national government either, which…

Continue reading

Things are not as they appear

I was looking into media psychology when my research led me to James F. Tracy, an ex-tenured Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He was fired in 2016 after accusing the government of hiring crisis actors for an incident that he didn’t think was real….

Continue reading

The Land of Ounces (Oz)

When I was a young girl, my family and I watched The Wizard of Oz every year. This timeless 1939 film was based on a 1900 children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum. Our culture now takes it for granted, but everything about this story is fascinating. What amazes me…

Continue reading

Is passion energy?

“Passion is energy,” said Oprah Winfrey. “Feel the power from focusing on what excites you.” This quote not only epitomizes the West, but highlights the privilege that all Americans have experienced since the dollar has been the world reserve currency. I mean, we can afford to focus on our passion,…

Continue reading